Currents Energy Industry Insights: November 2018 #4

Texas Oil Companies Work To Adapt To Falling Oil Prices

Why this is important: The assessment posits the U.S. will lose 10 percent of its gross domestic product by the end of the century if no additional action is taken to curb climate change

President Trump

Last week Seyfarth Shaw published an alert concerning the 25% global tariff on imported steel articles.

A Closer Look At Round Seven Of The NAFTA Negotiations

American Fuel Up On Cheaper Gas Over The Border Of Mexico

Round seven of the NAFTA negotiations concluded in Mexico City on March 5, 2018.

NAFTA Update

President Trump

The 25% steel and 10% aluminum tariffs announced today, and effective 15 days from now, raise a new cloud over the NAFTA negotiations.

Renewable Energy Update – August 2017 #4

New Combined Electricity Project Connect Spain and France

On Wednesday night, the Department of Energy released its highly anticipated grid study after months of speculation, controversy, and a leaked early draft.

The EPA Proposes Stricter Standards For Smog Limit

America’s air is getting cleaner and cleaner, even as the economy continues growing. So says EPA’s latest annual report on air quality, which tracks improvements since 1970. Cleaner air during economic growth, including the ongoing U.S. energy renaissance: That’s news we never get tired of hearing. Two charts from EPA’s report capture where things stand. First,… Keep reading →

Boom Goes Bust: Texas Oil Industry Hurt By Plunging Oil Prices

Current legislation in Congress will be a big help in advancing the energy infrastructure the United States needs to connect our nation’s vast energy wealth with those who benefit from it: individual Americans, businesses and manufacturers. The House legislation would streamline federal review and approval of natural gas pipelines by codifying and reinforcing current regulatory… Keep reading →

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

One of the great things about America’s recent energy renaissance – which has made the U.S. the world’s leading natural gas and oil producer and refiner – is the choices it provides. Before the resurgence in domestic oil and gas production, our national future was markedly constrained, because our energy future was constrained. Thanks largely… Keep reading →


Merry go round. Credit Shutterstock According to research by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft Koeln) energy imports should not be “understood as a threat to the security of energy supply and an economic disadvantage” per se. The study – “Does Dependency Equal Vulnerability? Energy Imports in Germany and Europe” commissioned… Keep reading →


Steel plant. Photo credit: Shutterstock A new global index commissioned by Philips ranks countries by their energy productivity performance and finds the US in 38th position trailing the likes of Japan (24th) and Germany (17th). The “2015 Energy Productivity and Economic Prosperity Index – How Efficiency Will Drive Growth, Create Jobs and Spread Wellbeing Throughout… Keep reading →

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